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2014-01-21 08:00

NO MORE ORANGE: McLaren won't be donning any orange colours, says reports, nor does the team have a replacement sponsor after Vodafone called it quits. Image: AFP

LONDON, England - McLaren looks set to enter the 2014 season without its orange livery and without a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone.

The British team has launched a new range of official replica team-wear and it is a predictable, Ron Dennis-style grey and white.

Moreover, the main lettering on the shirts and caps is simply 'McLaren' while the full team name now reads 'McLaren Mercedes', suggesting a successor for departed Vodafone will not be announced.

CHANGES AHEAD

The news would seem to end speculation that McLaren could revert to its traditional orange for the 2014 livery, as the curtain falls on the Mercedes era ahead of the switch to works Honda power in 2015.

The new team wear can be seen at the McLaren online store website.
 
Meanwhile, in a clear hint that Giedo van der Garde's time at Caterham is up, the logos of the Dutchman's main backer McGregor have been removed from the team's official sponsor page.

It is believed the Tony Fernandes-led team, having fielded Van der Garde alongside Charles Pic in 2013, is set to enter the 2014 season with Kamui Kobayashi alongside rookie Marcus Ericsson racing for Caterham.

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